CSC today announced two further releases of its Dynamic Desktop virtual desktop service. Available immediately, CSC Dynamic Desktop 2.0 incorporates Cisco Unified Computing System servers. Available in fall 2011, CSC Dynamic Desktop 2.1 will incorporate Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center management. CSC Dynamic Desktop lets customers rapidly deploy desktop virtualization solutions and traditional desktop solutions across the enterprise. This secure and cost-effective deployment solution leverages the CSC Unified Desktop strategy and delivery services for an organization’s entire desktop estate.
Cisco and Microsoft join Citrix Systems, Inc. and NetApp as key partners of this comprehensive CSC solution to increase agility and security for users, while providing the right support mechanisms for large scale enterprises. Using a combination of machine and application virtualization, thin-client and secure access technologies, these services assist organizations in introducing their workforce to a highly-flexible, virtual personal desktop environment — available virtually anywhere, anytime, on any device.
“Clients count on CSC to provide robust capabilities and market leading advice when meeting the challenges of enterprises with large end user desktop estates,” said Phil Grove, global director, End User Services, CSC. “The industry recognizes CSC as leaders in the desktop virtualization marketplace, and with this next generation platform, we offer a comprehensive set of Desktop Services and reinforce our focus on being the best partner for our clients.”
Building on the experience of managing more than one million traditional and virtual desktops around the world, CSC is positioning clients for the future with Windows 7, virtual desktops and applications with its Desktop Transformation Services. This service path starts with focused workshops leading into an assessment, followed by an optional solution development lab, and on into initial production deployment, all supported by organizational change strategies helping achieve a SmartWorkplaceSM.
“Customers are looking for ways to balance IT control with employee flexibility, while increasing agility and reducing costs,” said Mike Schutz, senior director, Server and Cloud Division, Microsoft. “Our investments in products, services and partner solutions — like the one with CSC Dynamic Desktop — are designed to deliver on all of those points.”
“The Cisco Unified Computing System was designed to meet the rigorous requirements of virtualized environments, like CSC unified desktop services,” said David Lawler, vice president of marketing for the Server, Access and Virtualization Technology Group at Cisco. “The CSC Dynamic Desktop modular architecture takes advantage of Cisco Unified Computing System features, like extended memory, virtualized adapters and stateless computing, to provide customers more system scalability to offer end users an enhanced desktop virtualization experience.”
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 91,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended April 1, 2011.